Community of Learners
The NCCC promotes culturally and linguistically competent approaches in the provision of training, technical assistance, and consultation that result in reciprocal transfer of knowledge and skills among all collaborators and partners. Based on this principle, the Community of Learners approach was developed to meet key project goals and to support other organizations to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence.
A Community of Learners brings together key stakeholders, NCCC faculty, consultants, and family members/consumers to share expertise, experiences, and challenges related to planning, implementing and evaluating cultural and linguistic competence. A Community of Learners also provides a forum to reflect on promising practices and discuss the evidence about cultural and linguistic competence including its relationship to the goal to eliminate health and mental health disparities.
Rather than a didactic approach or consultation model where participants are the recipients of knowledge and skills imparted by experts, the Community of Learners approach respects and draws on the contributions of all participants. Everyone learns from each other as each participant brings a particular set of knowledge and skills to the community.
About Our Community of Learners
For Community of Learners Members
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NCCC has created virtual Communities of Learners by connecting participants via teleconference, listserv and websites to dialogue and problem solve together. Communities of Learners have included:
- Medical Home Facilitators
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Other Infant Death Programs
- Division of MCH Workforce Development Curricula Enhancement Workgroup
In addition, NCCC has facilitated discussions in support of Communities of Learners activities in partnership with:
- The National Medical Home Autism Initiative
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Learning Institute on Decreasing Disparities in Pediatric Asthma